A properly working furnace or heat pump is key to your home’s comfort in the winter. That’s one of the reasons we recommend a fall tune-up. It’s also a reason to keep an eye out for signs you need heating repair.
Here are the four big signs that indicate trouble with your heating system. If you detect any of the signs listed here, you should contact Air Control for a diagnosis and for emergency heating repair.
The four signs you need heating repair
There’s a lot that can go wrong with a furnace or heat pump. Here are the four most common signs that you need heating repair—and the signs that you need to call Air Control for HVAC repair services in Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Mohave County.
#1. Your system is making strange noises
If you hear strange noises—such as squeaking, thumping, humming, or rumbling—coming from the furnace or heating system, you should call a professional technician to inspect the system.
Your system can make these noises for many reasons. Squeaking can just be a part that needs a specially formulated lubricant for furnace parts. Thumping can problem with the ignition in the heat exchanger. Never think that a strange sound is nothing! When in doubt, call in the pros for an inspection.
#2. Your system isn’t heating correctly
Insufficient heating can happen for many reasons. The most-probable cause of insufficient heating include thermostat problems and faulty heating elements. If you’re shivering in your home, it could just be because your thermostat is failing to recognize that the temperature in your home is dropping.
#3. Cracked heat exchanger in your furnace and other problems
All furnaces have a component known as the heat exchanger. It’s responsible for generating the warm air that then goes into your home. Heat exchangers are relatively reliable, but can develop small cracks over time that add up to big problems.
For one, a cracked heat exchanger can potentially leak carbon monoxide gas. That’s because the gas is a byproduct of combustion. Colorless and odorless, carbon monoxide is extremely hazardous and poses a safety risk to you and your family.
If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, or you notice cracks in the system, turn everything off and call in the pros at Air Control. One of the best ways to ensure that your furnace remains safe to operate is to call us for annual heating maintenance.
#4. There’s no blue flame in your furnace
An efficiently working gas furnace exhibits a blue flame. In case the flame is any other color, you should get the system checked immediately. This could be a sign of a fatal carbon monoxide leak. A professional technician will check the flame and perform necessary repairs to resolve this dangerous problem.
Only trust a professional when there are signs you need heating repair
If you observe any of the signals above, you should contact a professional to resolve the problem. Air Control has NATE-certified technicians who can easily diagnose heating issues and repair your system.
It may seem like you are saving money when you contact an inexperienced technician, but you will end up losing money in the long run due to improper repairs. You should hire an experienced and certified professional to ensure that your system is properly repaired so that you can stay warm and comfortable during winter months.
Call Air Control for service in Lake Havasu City and Mohave County
Do you live in Lake Havasu, Mohave County, Bullhead City, or nearby areas in Arizona? Contact the NATE-certified professionals at Air Control Home Services for your furnace repair needs.